Staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report today entitled: Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World. This report is based on an Internet of Things (IoT) workshop hosted by the FTC in November of 2013 and includes recommendations on how to protect consumers as this emerging technology continues to develop. (continue reading…)
Tomorrow is a big day on Capitol Hill for manufacturers who want to continue to leverage technology in their products and processes. Both the House and Senate are holding hearings on how to protect the Internet from unnecessary regulation. These hearings will kick off in earnest the 2015 debate on how to keep the Internet open for business.
We will see some calling for legislation that will provide regulatory certainty to all industries. This certainty will then lead to increased investment in our nation’s communications infrastructure thereby facilitating groundbreaking technological innovations in the products and processes of manufacturers. Others will call for applying outdated, 1930’s-era regulations on a primary tool driving the 21st century economy. (continue reading…)
Once again, the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a showcase of the intersection of technology and manufacturing. Safety innovations in vehicles, the connected home, healthy lifestyle applications, smart appliances, 3D cameras, and high-tech robotics were all on display by members of the NAM. Policy issues were also front and center this week. Leaders in Congress and the Administration addressed the open internet, outdated regulations, and the policy impacts of the internet of things. The NAM was right there in the middle of it all. (continue reading…)
The NAM is once again traveling to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – the largest trade show of the year in this city that is no stranger to big events. We are proud that CES is hosted by NAM-member the Consumer Electronics Association and we are excited to see some of the most recent intersections of manufacturing and technology.
While manufacturers will have their latest and greatest technology on display, CES is not just about making your gadget wish list for your factory floor. Some of the nation’s leading voices on the policy issues impacting our industry will be in attendance sharing their views on what they see happening in Washington in 2015.
On the agenda includes a debate on the privacy issues surrounding the Internet of things, how a 20th century regulatory structure is impacting 21st manufacturing innovation, and discussions on what IP and IT laws that need to be updated to encourage investment and growth.
If you can’t make it out to CES this year, the NAM will give you access behind the velvet rope – something everyone strives for while in Vegas.
NAM and Over 100 Companies and Organizations Sign Letter Highlighting the Importance of the Open Internet
Today, National Association of Manufacturers sent a letter to Director of the National Economic Council Jeffrey Zients, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman, House and Senate leadership, members of the FCC and Commerce Secretary Pritzker that focuses on the important role the open internet has played in ensuring manufacturers are able to incorporate cutting-edge technologies into their products and processes. (continue reading…)
As manufacturers look to sell their products to customers around the globe they count on the quality of their goods to make the sale. Earning the trust of the customer, however, can help close the deal. If for any reason that trust is undermined, it can shut the door to current and future business. That’s why the NAM is supporting the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act, or LEADS Act, (S. 2871), introduced by Senators Hatch (R-UT), Coons (D-DE), and Heller (R-NV). (continue reading…)
The internet has contributed to the unprecedented growth of our economy over the last two decades largely due to a regulatory environment that has encouraged growth and investment.
The open internet has been especially beneficial to manufacturers in the United States as they have used communications tools to more efficiently operate their shopfloors and bring the most innovative products to market.
Unfortunately, President Obama’s statement today endorsing regulating the internet like a utility seriously threatens that continued growth. The NAM is strongly supportive of an open internet and therefore strongly disagrees with the President’s statement today.
Four leading technology companies, Verizon, Intel, Trimble and Teradata joined together today at a NAM D.A.T.A. Policy Center event to discuss the ongoing symbiotic relationship with manufacturing. The lines have blurred and in the 21st century manufacturing companies are, in fact, technology companies.
The NAM has long carried this message, and it was great to see it delivered live in downtown San Francisco at the Verizon Innovation Center – West.
At the luncheon panel discussion, the message was clear from all four companies – technology has transformed the manufacturing enterprise, supply chain management, and shop productivity. The connectivity between machines, largely powered by the Internet of Things (IOT) pushed what was already the most productive, innovative manufacturing workforce in the world to new heights.
Additionally, groundbreaking technology has allowed manufacturers in the U.S. to better leverage data, including production stats and customer feedback, to save money and ultimately create better products.
The NAM has strong roots in Silicon Valley. The D.A.T.A. Policy Center and events like these with high impact companies are taking that relationship to the next level.
Click here to read the blog series posted in advance of the event.
Brian Raymond is the Director of Technology Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers.
As part of a blog series in advance of tomorrow’s D.A.TA. Policy Center event hosted being held at the Verizon Innovation Center – West, we’re taking a look at how Teradata’s analytic solutions are influencing and affecting the renaissance in manufacturing and technology.
Data is often the name of the game – information is king and those that have it are better equipped to handle the ups and downs of a competitive economy. Teradata’s leadership status in analytic data solutions has been critical in helping manufacturers in the U.S. gaining a competitive advantage by adopting data-driven processes. Technology trends are always changing and manufacturers that have the understanding and advance insight are in a position to take advantage of openings in markets both at home and abroad.
As part of a blog series in advance of tomorrow’s D.A.TA. Policy Center event hosted being held at the Verizon Innovation Center – West, we’re taking a look at how Intel is influencing and affecting the renaissance in manufacturing and technology.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to change the way we live and work, with the number of connected devices that can share data increasing at a dramatic pace. To drive manufacturing business transformation there are four key areas that are crucial to the success of the IoT: security, interoperability, industry standards, and scaling with the ecosystem. As the resurgence of manufacturing continues to accelerate, Intel is propelling advances in IoT for the industrial sector by delivering and deploying solutions that help connect, secure, manage, and analyze devices and data.